Naturalis dashboard

This dashboard is a window to the entire Naturalis collection. The complete collection has been digitized in some form, and the process to add the meta-data of all specimens at object level is ongoing.

The part of the collection that already has been digitized at object level was added to the Netherlands Biodiversity API and is accessible through the BioPortal. The API and BioPortal also give access to taxon information from the Catalogue of Life and the Dutch Species Register.

In order to present a more complete view on this dashboard, additional data sources have been used to present some totals for the entire collection.

Please note the distinction between the use on this page of the word 'specimen', which refers to individual specimen objects, and the term 'specimen record', which refers to a specimen record registered in the NBA.


Collection categories by specimen count
Entomology 14.582.773
Paleontology 9.116.447
Mollusca 8.053.299
Higher plants 4.886.994
Evertebrates 1.644.042
2D materials 625.500
Mineralogy and petrology 546.345
Lower plants 545.138
Birds 377.187
Fish 125.086
Reptiles and amphibians 59.555
Mammals 51.631
Specimen records per Dutch province
Gelderland 217.698 (19.09%)
Noord-Holland 183.009 (16.05%)
Zuid-Holland 162.921 (14.29%)
Limburg 150.484 (13.2%)
Noord-Brabant 100.540 (8.82%)
Zeeland 77.405 (6.79%)
Overijssel 61.429 (5.39%)
Utrecht 55.635 (4.88%)
Drenthe 46.161 (4.05%)
Friesland 45.089 (3.95%)
Groningen 13.965 (1.22%)
Flevoland 7.922 (0.69%)
Number of registered specimen records per Dutch province.
Registered specimen records per country (without The Netherlands)
Country top 10
Indonesia 930.476
Malaysia 222.577
France 205.443
Germany 154.681
Papua New Guinea 151.350
Spain 150.904
United States Of America 149.470
Australia 133.753
Brazil 125.843
Surinam 109.776
Type status records per collection
Botany (85.635 total)
isotype 37.936
type 14.697
holotype 14.262
syntype 8.498
lectotype 2.931
 
Hymenoptera (12.591 total)
syntype 10.485
paratype 1.234
holotype 337
type 287
paralectotype 194
 
Mollusca (12.563 total)
paratype 7.759
holotype 2.191
syntype 1.923
paralectotype 508
lectotype 181
 
Chelicerata and Myriapoda (12.287 total)
paratype 10.874
holotype 948
type 364
allotype 120
lectotype 36
 
Crustacea (7.766 total)
paratype 3.675
holotype 1.768
syntype 1.206
type 377
allotype 309
 
Paleontology Invertebrates (5.857 total)
syntype 3.496
paralectotype 1.913
paratype 1.243
holotype 1.031
type 74
 
The 6 top-most sub-collections in terms of the total number of specimens with a type status,
plus the 5 most frequently occurring type statuses in that sub-collection.
Top 15 collectors
BK Boom
50.953 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Jongmans
40.808 registered specimen records in 5 collections
JF Maxwell
37.758 registered specimen records in 1 collection
SH Koorders
33.843 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Wilde, WJJO de; Wilde-Duyfjes, BEE de
25.814 registered specimen records in 1 collection
JL van Soest
25.214 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJM Leeuwenberg
25.207 registered specimen records in 1 collection
AJGH Kostermans
24.550 registered specimen records in 1 collection
Ellis
24.257 registered specimen records in 7 collections
M. & R. Daams Freudenthal
23.246 registered specimen records in 1 collection
EVERTS
22.540 registered specimen records in 1 collection
FJ Breteler
21.634 registered specimen records in 1 collection
M. Freudenthal
18.488 registered specimen records in 4 collections
JJ Bos
17.035 registered specimen records in 1 collection
A.W. Janssen
16.875 registered specimen records in 7 collections
Top 15 collectors having the most specimen records registered to their name, plus the collections they've contributed to.